3GSM – Motorola Q to get 3G Functionality

3GSM   Motorola Q to get 3G Functionality This as you may know by now is the Motorola Q. We’ve heard quite a bit about this, plus it was being shown off at CES at various stands. Today at 3GSM Motorola have announced that there is to be a 3G version of the Motorola Q. This means faster data transfer and a better browsing experience.

But the bit we want to know is… when will it be available ? Well, Moto are now saying, “The first Motorola Q is expected to be available this quarter on CDMA/EVDO and available for operator trials in late Q4 2006.” … Operator trials? Umm.. Oh. Looks like we may be waiting until Christmas for the Motorola Q to appear on major networks. Motorola really need to get their skates on with this device, otherwise it’ll be overtaken by one of the many new competitors currently appearing.

Full Press release is available below..

UPDATEMobileBurn have some shots of the Motorola Q next to it’s new competitor, the Samsung i320. Click here to see the pics.

UMTS Q Will Deliver Increased Power, Speed And Functionality To The Thinnest, Lightest And Coolest QWERTY Family On The Planet

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — 3GSM World Congress — Showing its commitment to evolving the mobile office beyond the exclusivity of the corporate boardroom, Motorola today announced the UMTS version of its heralded Q device family.  The first Q is expected to ship with CDMA/EVDO capabilities later this quarter with the newly unveiled version expected to be available for operator trials in late Q4 2006.

Touted as the first family of devices that blend style with productivity;the Q offers an uncompromising combination of a great phone, powerful email and captivating entertainment features that deliver a strong business and personal mobile experience.  People of all professions, interests and ambitions can be productive, in-touch and stylish whenever and wherever they choose.

“The addition of UMTS to the Motorola Q family expands the capabilities and geographic reach for those that want a true mobile PC-like experience without the size and weight of a PC,” said Ron Garriques, Executive Vice President, President, Mobile Devices, Motorola, Inc. “Q liberates everyone from the restraints of today’s office and lets them stay productive, creative and entertained whenever and wherever they are.”

Best Phone Experience
Being an industry revolutionary demands superior voice quality and Motorola’s industry-leading expertise in RF technology innovation and integration delivers it with the Motorola Q.

Powerful Messaging and Communications
The Q device family leverages Microsoft’s familiar and trusted Windows Mobile(R) software which delivers corporate mobile messaging support out of the box with Exchange 2003, and is also optimized for a variety of third party email solutions that enable an even broader set of corporate email

Mobile Entertainment
With an amazing color screen, wireless broadband capabilities and a full media experience with Windows Media Player(R), the Q device family enables you
to have fun.

Pricing and Availability
The first Motorola Q is expected to be available this quarter on CDMA/EVDO and available for operator trials in late Q4 2006.  At this time no operator
customer relationships have been announced and pricing hasn’t been disclosed. For additional details please contact your local Motorola representative.

Motorola is showcasing its products and innovations at Booth A07, Hall 8, at the 3GSM World Congress, Barcelona.

For more information about Motorola at 3GSM visit: http://www.motorola.com/3gsm